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president obama and vice president biden took their oaths today. both then made a stop at the national building museum for the inaugural reception. first lady michelle obama and dr. jill biden spoke to the crowd, as well. the president said he wanted to save his good lines for tomorrow's inaugural address but made one comment about his wife. >> i love michelle obama. [ applause ] and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> he said he loves her bangs. the president went on to thank his supporters and said this weekend is not the celebration of a president but of the country and its future. we have team coverage on this inauguration eve. erica gonzalez is live tonight. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is tracking tomorrow's forecast down to the hour. but we start with darcy spencer, live on the national mall. darcy, the big crowd comes tomorrow, but it's been busy tonight, too. >> reporter: it certainly has. if you're planning to come here tomorrow, be prepared to see a lot of this. this is the fencing that is all over the place that's going to he
>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00, on your side. >> for the second time, barack obama takes the oath of office and he'll do it again hear on the steps of the capital in front of the entire nation. we may not see as many people around the excitement is in the air. we will get to steve ruden with what to expect temperature-wise but first we go to tom because it is such a big night. >> the official ball is tomorrow but there are many balls underay. the big crowd is here -- this is the maryland state ball here at national harbor. we were at a state bsallall in arlington as folks celebrate innaguration weekend. >> i barack hussein obama solemnly swear. >> he was officially sworn in today and joe biden tokok the oath of foficeoffice and tomorrow is the parade. some say a second innaguration doesn't matter as much as most -- >> it is a big deal to have an african-american get reelected. >> many say they will be there. >> it will be crowded on the metro but it will be fine. >> a million fewer people are expected -- but it will be crowded. many spots will be shut down not just
is handling the rush. >> tom fitzgerald is live at the capitol where president obama will take the public oath of office this morning. after that, comes the celebration. lauren demarco will be live at freedom plaza for us covering the inaugural parade. we want to see your take on this day in history. show us how you are taking part in the inauguration. you can send your pictures and video to 2013 at wttg.com. you can also use the blue upload button that is on the top right of our inauguration photo page at myfoxdc.com. be sure to tell us where you are and what you're doing so we can share that with the rest of the viewers out there. you can also send us your pictures on twitter at my fox d.c. hatch tag 2013. we want to know what the weather is going to be like on inauguration day. usually, it is bitterly cold. maybe we can handle this today. >> nothing too extreme during the day. we'll get into the low to mid- 40s. it is cold right now. if you are headed down there in the next hour or two, lots of layers. i would be ready for a chilly affect because we'll cloud up later t will get windy and co
. gracious and eternal god, as we conclude the second inauguration of president obama we ask for your blessings as we seek to become "citizens of a beloved community, loving you and loving our neighbors as ourselves." y you will bless us with your presence. with out bus patrons will in fact our hearts. with your blessing we know we can bay region break down the walls that separate us. we pray for your blessings. without it, mistrust will rule our hearts. with the blessing of your presence, we know we can renew the ties and mutual regard that can best for our civic life. we pray for your blessing because without it despair of those different from us will be our role of light. with your blessing we can see each other created in your image, a unit of god's grace, unprecedented, a repeatable and irreplaceable. we play -- pray for your blessing. with out it we will see only what the eye can see. createdsee that we're in your image, whether brown, black, or white, male or female, first-generation immigrant american or daughter of the american revolution, gay or straight, rich or poor. we pr
. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> a new term begins for president barack obama officially sworn in. big crowds already descending on the national mall for the build yn hupp to tomorrow's public ceremony and parade. good evening. i'm jim rosenfield. it's been a busy day in and around washington. rehearsals on the inauguration stage and parade preparations leading to gridlock downtown. more streets will be closed tomorrow, but crews blocked off pennsylvania avenue this morning to get ready for the inaugural parade. vice president joe biden took his official oath of office from supreme court justice sonia sotomayor at the naval observatory. soon after that he and the president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery, and then at noon in the white house president obama received the official oath of office from chief justice john roberts, which the constitution requires on january 20th. we have team coverage of this inauguration sunday. darcy spencer is downtown where metro has seen double the typical sunday ridership. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the inauguration day forecas
it off. ♪ i will never make it without you ♪ >> reporter: the event hosted by first lady michelle obama and dr. jill biden was in honor of military members and their families. >> when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses, and our amazing military kids. >> reporter: the concert was just one of several events held across a district just two days before the second inauguration of president barack obama. ♪ at the renaissance hotel, the illinois state society hosted an inaugural gala. these women traveled from wisconsin to take in the events. >> it's been fantastic. it's just a lot going on, different activities, so it's just been wonderful. >> reporter: and at the national museum of african art, there was a gala in honor of the tuskegee airman. this man traveled from georgia. it's indescribable, really. it sort of helps to look back to see where we came from. and we have come a long way. so we're very proud of that. >> reporter: so the partying is continuing tonight here at the renaissance. the official inaugu
getting scary in that part of the world. here at home, poor president obama can't win for losing. yesterday he was slammed by critics for inviting four kids from around the country to join him on stage as he talked about his proposals for gun control. in other words it's okay to mow down 20 first graders in newtown, connecticut but it's not okay to invite four kids to the white house to talk about how to keep them safe from guns. these people are nuts! all right. more about that and a whole lot more. but first here we go. the latest, today's current news update lisa ferguson standing by out in los angeles. early good morning to you lisa. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. 23 executive actions and a big to do list for congress all in the works now after president obama's announcement yesterday on the future of gun control. not surprisingly, not everyone so keen on what the president had to say yesterday. some republican state legislators have their own plan and that is to secede from any new federal regulations that they think go too far. according to the constitution, that is cl
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> it is official, president barack obama has begun his second term, a quiet and intimate start to the next four years ahead of tomorrow's very public ceremony. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm laura evans. >>> we begin tonight with the reason at least half a million people are in the district this weekend, president obama's second inauguration. it is an event that expanded into a weekend full of exciting festivities. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom with a rundown on today's events. >> a smaller crowd is expected for tomorrow's public swearing in than the one four years ago when barack obama took office for the first term. even though it's the second time around for the president and his supporters some of those planning to attend say it still feels fresh and new and most importantly, historic. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear -- >> president obama's second term officially began at noon today when he took the oath of office in a private white house ceremony. it's the public ceremony on the west front of the capitol monday that lur
state float celebrates the home state of president obama and the birthplace of first lady michelle obama. the land of lincoln float features american flags, the state flag, and a panorama of the capitol. the state seal adorns the front of the float. the float is approximately 20 feet long, 8 feet wide -- >> the south shore drill team from chicago. the president's hometown. the first lady's hometown. they've come here. two major gifts allowed them to come here. from walgreens. they raised the money. they are here. attending this inauguration. you can see the president, he's pretty excited to see what's going on. >> special because they were unable to attend the first inauguration because of lack of funds. so this is very special for them this time. >> they're going right in front of the reviewing stand right now. you see the president and the first lady. the vice president. >> there's a huge set of speakers heading our way. we'll see that right behind them. >> they're moving. >> here we go, here we go. >> the president's moving too. >> how can you not? >> that's right. ♪ >> the south sh
and eternal god, as we conclude the second inauguration of president obama we ask for your blessings as we seek to become "citizens of a beloved community, loving you and loving our neighbors as ourselves." we pray you will bless us with your presence. with out bus patrons will in fact our hearts. with your blessing we know we can bay region break down the walls that separate us. we pray for your blessings. without it, mistrust will rule our hearts. with the blessing of your presence, we know we can renew the ties and mutual regard that can best for our civic life. we pray for your blessing because without it despair of those different from us will be our role of light. with your blessing we can see each other created in your image, a unit of god's grace, unprecedented, a repeatable and irreplaceable. we play -- pray for your blessing. with out it we will see only what the eye can see. we will see that we're created in your image, whether brown, black, or white, male or female, first-generation immigrant american or daughter of the american revolution, gay or straight, rich or poor. we pra
crowd that's expected to witness obama's swearing in, with only days before the second inauguration of president obama, house republicans have floated a new plan they say will extend the debt ceiling for three months, but also cut congressional paychecks if mr. obama and the democrats don't agreed to deep spending cuts by april. steve handelsman says the gop has just grabbed the headlines two days before the inauguration. >> reporter: washington is almost ready. massive security, barriers going into place, bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade. and the president atviewing stand, bulletproof and fancy, rebuilt every four years but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first swearing-in, america has lowered its expectations. only 35% in the nbcs in/"wall street journal" poll says the country is headed in the right direction. as president obama's news portrayed is released, his approval stands at 52%. his likability at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today there's more conflict. responding to the president's declaration t
in the district, you could feel the excitement that surrounded president obama's inauguration. several superstars are in the area to orm. fox 5's lauren demarco joins us with more on the star-studded event. hi lauren. >> the official title, the kid's inauguration. it honors military families and tonight, there was an a- list lineup of performers. hundreds of kids from u.s. military families and d.c. area public schools treated to a special show. >> what are you excited for tonight? >> katy perry. ♪ [ music ] >> usher kicked off the kids inaugural concert. mindless behavior, members of the cast of the hit fox series, "glee," and katy perry rocked the stage. along with the singing and dancing, some of the kids excited to see the first lady in person. >> it's a really cool experience. >> i'm excited to see what the first lady is going to wear. >> that will be awesome. >> what about sash a&m alia? >> yeah. >> my very favorite part of this entire weekend is being right here with all of you. >> the first lady thanked all of the military families and had a special message for them. >> as
for president obama's second inauguration. more than half a million people expected today for those festivities. we'll help you get there and make sure you are ready for the day. good morning everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" on this monday, january 21, 2013. inauguration day will dpin for the first family about 3 1/2 hours from now. they'll attend a church service at st. john's episcopal church. the vice president and his wife will be present. he'll be sworn in at 11:20 this morning in front of the capitol. he'll deliver his address a half an hour after that. the parade is set to begin at 2:30 this afternoon and the day will end with a pair of inaugural balls. the president is expected to be back at the white house around 10:00. he will be tired and i'm sure will want to rest. >> and eld be bundled up as a lot of people will be. tom kierein is back in the storm team weather center. >> it's not going to be terribly cold but cold enough for your warmest winter coat. a few high clouds drifting over the region and no precipitation locally. getting a few newe
at the nation's capital and a big day on tap for dc. in a few hours president obama will take the second oath of office. >> if you are sick stay home. some cities are serious. the latest on the flu outbreak this morning. >> the superbowl and it's the har ball bowl. -- harbaugh bowl. this is is going to be a family affair as john takes on jim. what one said about the other on this monday january 21st. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. before we get to that excitement, we will start off with the weather this morning because today is going to be the warmest day of the week and it's not that warm. >> aid heat wave. >> you said it we are dealing with temperatures seasonable this mog and into the afternoon. we will get to that in a second. but let's start out with radar. we are looking at not a whole lot. we see snow showers back off towards the north and west right now. and some of those could get in here going through the rest of the afternoon. so, we do have the chance for a little snow some flurries driving around the area. but we are dealing with is temperatures. the te
of the celebrations all around town. >> and time for the official beginning of president obama who will take the public oath of office this monday and we will preview that on had monday. i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. a lot of you will be a little tired. >> how much sleep did you get. >> not a lot. >> not much at all. lynette you were up late you were celebrating and dancing all of that. >> i noose you were probably down in -- >> i was. >> you were probably down in federal hill. >> i wasn't but that clock came early. i am running off adrenaline and a lot of people will do that this morning and the cold air will wake you up. look at this 23 in manchester. 27 in baltimore aberdeen at 26 degrees and bowie is at 30 this morning. we are also going to be dealing with the wind that will pick up as we go throughout the day. right now, we see 5 in baltimore and 9 in dc but we will begin to have a wind chill advisory go into effect as we go later into the evening. basically, western maryland, points to the north south of that if you are traveling that way, be prepared for that and keep b
all morning long as we mentioned earlier. this is president obama's 4th oath of office. he took his third yesterday. we'll show you a little bit of that. >> chief justice john roberts administered the oath. the president has two swearing in ceremonies because inauguration day fell yesterday. he had two of the first time around because he and justice roberts flood their lines during the public ceremony. >> vice president joe biden was also sworn in yesterday morning just as he administered his oath at the naval observatory. >> today's oaths will take place just before the noon hour. there's plenty happening before then. we have crews all around town covering every facet of today's celebration from the swearing in to the crowds, to the parade to the pictures you are sharing online. we're going to check in with all of them in a few minutes. >> we know thousands will head down to the national mall. if you haven't left already, you are going to need to know how to dress. it is chilly here. the breeze is blowing . tucker barnes, tell the folks how many layers they are going to need if the
appreciation day, an opposition to president obama's gun control proposals. >> and we're taking a live look outside tonight at the national mall. it was a sunny and pleasant day. we're tracking temperatures for the inauguration, coming up. >>> hi, everyone. thank you for joining us. today starts the whirlwind weekend of inaugural events, marking the end of president obama's first term and the start of the second. it began with a national day of service. president obama wants americans to take time out to volunteer and also to give back. mr. obama and the first lady spent the morning visiting burrville elementary school in dc, helping out by filling book shelves and talking to volunteers at the school. this year, as it has been since 2009 when president obama first took office, the administration is trying to expand the concept of volunteerism. fox 5's john hanrahan was at the national mall and is now in the newsroom with the story. >> reporter: i've been wondering what the enormous white tent is at the corner of 14th street and the mall. i'm told it is a staging area. today, it was indoor p
". here is another tip i have for the gop. president obama will compromise. so you can raise the debt ceiling and cut spending and you can get all that done if you play your cards right. but what is the conservative advice for the republican party for the long run? what does the gop need to do to change it's message? and wheel ask pennsylvania governor comcore bet, we'll find out why people from virginia to maryland to new jersey are moving to his state and what will lance armstrong's doping admissions cost him. the lawsuits are already piling up. and possible criminal prosecution. but here is another question. could armstrong go to jail? the kudlow report begins right now. >> here is my quick take on his debt ceiling stand off. do not mess with the credit rating with the united states of america. however, you can race the debt ceiling and cut spending at the same time. on top of that, you kcan fix th $2 trillion situation. that is my take. charlie wrangle from new york and i begin with you. i don't understand why that can't be done. you can get that done. you are one of my buddies, b
to be taken away. >> a month after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school, president obama is calling for a ban on assault weapons and high- capacity ammunition magazines. the nra says congress will not approve either. we will spend the hour on guns, believing -- beginning with colin goddard, a survivor of the virginia tech massacre that killed 32. >> we're up against an industry, people who profit when others use bullets. we really have to engage the citizens of voice to drown out the industry that profits from shootings like this continually in our country. >> will host a debate about placing armed police officers in schools. critics say this helps school- to-prison. the deep financial ties to the firearm industry. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is set to propose sweeping new gun restrictions today more than a month after the newtown school massacre. obama reportedly will call for a ban on assault weapons and high- capacity ammunition magazines as well as expanded background check
're watching cnn's special coverage of president barack obama's inaugural weekend. the crowd is out here. it's getting cooler. today it was warm. it was in the 50s. but it's getting cool at night. but that's not stopping the crowd from turning out. and we didn't think they would come out, because we thought it would be cold and they wouldn't be as enthused. but boy, they are. we're going to get to all of that in just a moment here on the national mall. but first, we want to get you up to speed on the news that's making headlines today here on cnn. and to breaking news, as a matter of fact. and the latest on the unfolding crisis in algeria. the hostage situation at a desert gas field appears to be over now. we're hearing reports from the algerian government that at least 23 foreign hostages and dozens of their captors have been killed. it's still not clear how many americans may have been held at the facility. >> with regard to the numbers of americans, we are still trying to get accurate information about just exactly how many americans were located there, and exactly what happened to them.
mexico agrees to obviously obama's green energy political machine is doing more damage than good as far as helping to secure our energy independence. finally tonight, more waste, fraud, and abuse in california. according to a report by the center cisco chronicle, the university of california, a public school funded by taxpayer dollars is trying something different. they're offering online class is to knock people's socks off. this way they can attract students and tuition from around the world. university officials were so confident in the plan that is the nearly four and a half million dollars on marketing for these glasses. guess how many students signed up? one. four and half million dollars for one student. at the time the university of california was selling online class is. stanford and harvard started giving them away for free. once again, taxpayer money spent with no one doing their homework. that's my "2 cents more." they cheer for joining us and we will see right back here tomorrow. have a great evening. ♪ lou: good evening. the white house assault on the second amendment is
, on this inaugural weekend, unity but also deep division as president obama prepares for his new term. >>> plus, giving back on this day of national service. >>> speaking out, the latest from the all-american linebacker caught up in a bizarre girlfriend hoax. manti te'o answers the question, was he part of it? >>> and fighting autism, intriguing research on the disorder that's confounded so many families for so long. tonight, new evidence in why early diagnosis and intervention may be crucial. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening from washington on the eve of president obama's second inauguration, much more on that in a few moments, but we start overseas tonight where it appears a dramatic military assault has finally ended that violent hostage taking but al qaeda-connected militants in algeria, but not before two dozen or so hostages were killed. the dead include at least one american, but a number of westerners remain unaccounted for tonight. in a statement this evening, president obama said the dead and injured are in the thoughts and prayers of the american people.
into the national spotlight, and that's just the beginning. >> barack obama is definitely an unconstitutional criminal. >> tonight, a day in the life of shock jock alex jones. >>> the new facebook. an exclusive look behind the scenes as facebook launches a brand-new feature that might transform the world's biggest social network. >>> knitting behind bars. we show you what happens when two retirees head to prison to teach the virtues of needles and yarn.(kxañ;ñ;x;x;x$x >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight we begin with america and its guns, as president obama prepares to announce his sweeping plan to curb gun violence tomorrow, across the country millions have already rushed out to buy a record number of new guns. and one man who thinks that's a very good thing, radio shock jock alex jones. he made national headlines last week with a fiery pro-gun tirade that quickly went viral, and that's not all he's got to say. here is abc's dan harris. >> reporter: are you for hitler or against hitler? whatever they say is the
hagel's views about israel, iran women and gale rights. the other big story, will president obama trump congress and take executive action on guns? the white house official tells biden's recommendations including 19 that the president can act on by executive order alone. >> i'm confident there are some steps we can take that don't remember legislation, and that are within my authority as president, and where you get a step that has the. >>> "usa today" reporting that weighing tougher restrictions on gun control. >> this is people have to live through these tragedies after tragedy after tragedy. >>> in maryland governor o'malley announcing a controversial and then in delaware. jack martell is putting his weight behind a proposal to end the gun show loophole. >>> the nra under fire for releasing the new iphone app. yesterday. it eye lows players as young as 4-year-old to practice shooting at coven-shaped targets. >> how sick are these people running a great organization, a proud organization, how sick are these people that have command eared the nra and turned them into an extremist organ
president obama first asked me to do this job we had a lot of work ahead of us. we were facing the greatest economic crisis in over a generation and our infrastructure was in desperate need of repair but president obama had a vision. a vision of an america built to last. over the last four years we have made unprecedented investments in our nation's transportation system. i have personally visited over 200 cities in america. meeting with local leaders and delivering on what they have told us they needed. we've put people to work on our roads, on our bridges, on our rails in communities big and small. i have visited every state and 15 countries. and i think as a result of the work that we've done that our team has done, with many of you in this room as partners, we have made it easier to ride a bike, hop on a train, or catch a bus. in fact i'm thrilled to tell you about our new streamlined approach for the new starts competitive grant program. in 2010 we made a commitment and a promise to change the way we rated and evaluated capital transit projects so that more good ideas could get into th
. the president and his family will go to church before making his way to capitol hill. president obama and) by an will val to preserve and protect the constitution. the president will use two bibles for the swearing in. a second one is from dr. martin luther king jr. there will be a lunch inside the capitol with lawmakers. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to watch the parade go down pennsylvania avenue. people began making the floats even before the election. president and first lady will attend two inaugural balls. the president and vice president will participate in a prayer service at the national cathedral here in d.c. i'm hallie jackson reporting. >> 6:06. some mental health experts call today the most depressing day of the year. >> barbara walters is waking up in a hospital this morning after a weekend fall. >> we are taking a look at the roads. we will let you ." >> welcome back. 33 degrees downtown. things are settling down in baltimore after a big night last night. it will be a chilly day today. not as warm as it was yesterday. we were in the lower 60's yesterday. a tr
's only ski resort. we will have that after the break. >> president obama begins his second term, officially sworn in as washington gets ready for tomorrow's ceremonial inaugural. that story next. >> one of tomorrows biggest parties will feature a centerpiece from baltimore. >> a man was killed on the mount this weekend. officials say james parker died in an accident saturday morning when he lost control while skiing and ran into trees. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. police have arrested a suspect in connection with the saturday morning homicide. the texas have charged the 40's -- detectives have charged a 47- year-old in the death of davis. the responded to a call for aggravated assault. that is where they found davis suffering from stab wounds. she died from her injuries. investigators say they apparently knew each other and have been arguing before the stabbing. >> of the crows are growing. the marching bands are turning up for the inauguration day. -- the crowds are growing. tomorrow is the second inauguration of president obama. >> his second term is already officia
. visitors can pay for a gatt accord -- tour or walk the trail at their pace. >> president obama gets ready for another 4 years of public service for a day of public service for a day of public service. we know some people are never happy with the way things are. and are always dreaming of how they could be. smarter, simpler, how-on-earth-does-it-do-that... er. and they make it that way. because things can always be better. we like those people. they think like us. introducing the best civic sedan yet. made possible by honda. >> two are dead after a single car accident in baltimore. and happened at the 6-00 block of perrring parkway. two passengers were ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. an investigation is ongoing. in baltimore city police officer is on bail tonight after being arrested at a towson bar. police were part of the rec room around 2:15 this morning. they've found and often a officer. in his service weapon that two men during a confrontation during -- in the parking lot. internal affairs is investigating. a quick check of the weather. >> things will be back s
president obama will take the oath of office to begin his second term. >> it's going to be a very busy day for the president and vice president. we are going to have live reports from derrick ward coming up, and first we start with tracie potts who is live at capitol hill. >> and good morning, everybody, and the grounds are lit early this morning for the celebration tomorrow, and first today, laying a wreath at arlington national cemetery and then the vice president today is sworn in before the president takes office. four years after making history this morning, president obama takes the oath of office again in a small ceremony at the white house. he has been talking about what this day means online with the inaugural committee. >> inauguration reminds us of the role that we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. >> he talked about the inauguration to children at a washington school where the first family picked up paint brushes has the national day of service. >> it's a symbol of how democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power and it's an affirmation that we are all
is set for the 57th presidential inauguration. the second inauguration of president barack obama. this morning, a new estimate of how many people will attend today's ceremony. the district now expecting between 500,000 and 700,000 people to attend today's event. the initial estimate was 600,000 to 800,000. if you are among them, you'll be able to access the mags al mall in exactly one hour. the gates open at 7:00 this morning. metro is advised but beware, there are closed stations this morning. more on that in a moment. organizers do recommend that you wear some comfortable shoes. >> good shoes. you might need layers and definitely a heavy winter coat. storm team 4 meteorology tom kierein with your forecast. good morning. >> good morning. you need warm socks too. the cold can come from your feet and move all the way up. so if your feet are warm, and your head is warm, usually the rest of your body is warm. streaks of high cloudiness producing a few flurries. under the cloud, it's below freezing most of the region in dark blue. in the mid 20s to upper 20s. reagan mags al down to 3
. >> then tomorrow, president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the ceremony happens monday. >> crews are still putting together the final preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting off with nbc's daniel lee. she's live on the mall with more now. good morning, danielle. >> reporter: good morning. in just hours, thousands of people will be coming to the national mall here. many will be coming to tsee the memoria memorials, but they're also going to a tent that's been put up in honor of the national day of service. the crowds have arrived packed for a party. >> this is one of my bucket list experiences. >> reporter: tiffany grimes thrflew in from atlanta. her first stop was the national mall. >> over 200,000 people sign up nationwide. >> reporter: amelia is attending. she's here from new orleans. like four years ago, president obama has asked people nationwide to join his family and celebrate by serving. this year the president's request is especially timely. it's just the second time inauguration has coincided with the
obama's second term will be held tomorrow, but this morning at 11:55 eastern time what he'll take, will the president of the united states, the official oath of office, in a private ceremony at the white house. peter doocy live in washington with the latest. >> and last night was the big kids inaugural ball at walter e washington convention center just up massachusetts avenue, as for the big stars that were there, usher performed the opening act and then far east movement, the gas of "glee" and katy perry there in red, white and blu lesser-known acts like mindless behavior, and the crowd was about a third the size of a similar event back in 2009. last night. roughly 5,000 people showed up. four years ago, there were 14,000 people, but the crowd was mostly made up of military families and school kids from chicago and the first lady made sure to let everyone in the audience know that just because the war in afghanistan is ending does not mean that the country will stop taking care of servicemen and women and their families. >> as these wars draw to an end, and we draw down our troop
>>> good morning, america. inauguration day. we are live from washington, d.c., as president obama begins his second term. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> on this day of unity, tough fights loom on gun control, immigration and the national debt. 800,000 people set to watch the inauguration from the mall in front of the capital. as president obama reveals his vision for america. >>> also this morning, deep freeze. bitter cold moves across the midwest. and it's sending snow and bone-chilling temperatures. >>> manti te'o will speak out to katie couric this week, as we learn the mastermind behind the dating hoax may come forward. >>> and get ready for the bro bowl. the rival coaches are brothers. which team will their parents be rooting for? >>> and good morning, america, on this special day. and what a magnificent inauguration morning here in washington, for this celebration of our enduring democracy. you're looking live at the white house right now. the president -- and there's the capitol where the president is going to take the oath, and deliver his inaugural addre
in washington, d.c. president barack obama's second-term inauguration. we have a remarkable crowd here. some people coming as far as ireland to be with us. they're already drinking outside. >> it's very, very friendly crowd, i'll tell you that much. >> very friendly. >> now, as mandated by the constitution, the president was officially sworn in to office on january 20th, less than 24 hours ago. chief justice john roberts administered the oath during a private ceremony at the white house. unlike four years ago, they got it right this time on the first take. president obama's youngest daughter sasha offered her approval. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> thank you, sweetie. >> hey. thank you. >> good job, daddy. >> i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> so cute. >> didn't mess up. >> good girls. all right. so we've got the start of a new chapter for the 51-year-old president. >> you know, after a divided first four years in office, he starts anew. there's a lot of hope inside the white house and outside the whit
in the morning. president obama will then be sworn in and deliver his inaugural address followed by awe luncheon at the capitol this afternoon. the parade is set to begin at 2:30 this afternoon. the inauguration day will end with a pair of inaugural balls at the convention center. >> there's one thing that will be constant from now throughout evening. that is the cold. >> that's right. >> it is bitter cold already. >> 4:01. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein. >>> there's going to be a warmup at the swearing in ceremony. we have high clouds drifting over the metro area. it's clear south and east and farther north and west, a partly cloudy sky starting off very early on this 21st day of january. right now, it's in the upper 20s in montgomery county. in prince george's county, low 30s. right in washington, it's in the low 30s there. low 30s as well throughout much of northern virginia. upper 20s into the shenandoah valley and out into the mountains. around the bay, in the mid 30s now. we've got a gentle wind now. here's the inauguration day forecas
barack hussain obama -- >> president obama takes the stage this morning having already been sworn in yesterday. >> the last one was kind of fast. we'll take some time to enjoy it. >> hundreds of thousands witness the second inauguration of america's first black president. >> it means a whole lot. >> despite tough approval ratings, president obama still holds star power. many traveled hundreds of miles just to get a glimpse. >> he leaned forward and i saw him and it made me happy. >> the president has some advice for those standing hours in the call today. >> be sure to bundle up although it will not be as cold as a was four years ago. >> the first latino and first openly gay inaugural poet. >> i think the sense of unity is what want to bring across. >> i am very excited. it is going to be good. >> thousands of extra security officers have been sworn in. 150 city blocks around the capitol are shut down. >> we have to be prepared for everything. >> the beginning of a new term. >> i want you to know something else about this guy barack obama. he is just getting started. >> tracie pot
and staying -- chilly and staying breezy. >>> in that chilly weather, president obama's inaugural address lasted only 18 minutes but it was much more optimistic than the one in 2009. he said the next four years will be defined by a younger, more progressive and diverse america and he sounded like a polythition who didn't have to worry about reelection. karen travers was on hand. >> reporter: on a perfect crisp winter day president obama signaled a new she son in america. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment. we will see that -- seize it so long as we seize it together. >> reporter: president obama outlined a vision for his second term and kept returning to some key themes. >> we, the people -- our journey, our time. >> reporter: this was a call to action. president obama lake -- making this clear that he lookings at the next four years to seize a moment together with the american people. while he said that must be done as one nation, one people, the agenda he outlined is clearly aimed at prog -- progressives. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. >> reporter: and in an
to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ >>> in overdrive mode preparing for president obama's inauguration. >> a blast of cold air settles in for your weekend. how low will the temperatures go for monday's inauguration. shocking allegations against the d.c. police. why crime victims say investigators are making matters worse. >>> day three of the hostage standoff in algeria. the state department confirms one american has been killed. his body found inside the bp natural gas plant. algeria state news claims nearly 100 of the 132 foreign hostages have now been released. secretary of state hillary clinton expressed continued u.s. support for the algerian government and response to the standoff. >> let's not forget this is an act of terror. the perpetrators are the terrorists. >> u.s. officials tell nbc news that five americans were working in the plant. two escaped. two more are being held. the militants have offered to release them in exchange for two convicted terrorists in the u.s. a state department spokesperson says the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. now
, obama talked about citizens needing to mobilize, not just vote, to keep acting. the only way he gets anything done in congress is to bring pressure from the outside in. i think he has to use the bully pulpit to organize and he's creating some organization for action. that's the only way to get washington moving. and i think he's learned that. he said i need to communicate, i need to keep the country mobilized. if the words produce action, if that majority coalition is behind him and puts pressure on these characters in congress, maybe there will be auction. >> doris, while we've been talking, we just saw the arrival of former president jimmy carter. sadly, we are absent both presidents bush, 41 and 43. 43 says he's home with his dad who is just getting out of that long hospitalization. but president carter will be here. president clinton will be here. for those of us who are history buffs, this has been a great period for having living former presidents among us. >> more than ever before. the president's club is such as exclusive club and they can only share with each other what the
the hundreds of thousands of people who will watch president obama take the oath of office. the park service spent $16 million to replace mall's battered grass. crews will spend today and tomorrow laying down that plastic covering. >>> driving downtown will nearly be impossible on monday. most streets near the parade route and the mall will be closed for much of the day. that includes independence avenue from 14th street to second street in northeast and constitution avenue from 17th street northwest to second street northeast. >>> make nbc4 your home for inauguration coverage. "news4 today" will begin at 4:00 a.m. on monday morning. we'll be live from capitol hill to preview the day's events and you can check out our inauguration guide on nbcwashington.com. >>> everything you need to know. >> that's right. important to get up early to plan your day, right? >> right. we'll be here. early. >> 5:07 is the time right now. new jersey governor chris christie has choice words for the nra. >>> also ahead, the phone call that had fighter jets scrambling to catch up with a seattle bound passenger jet
. president obama is 3re7ing to take the oath of office again. the white house released his official portrait ahead of inauguration day. it was taken in december in the oval office. a lot of folks love these pictures. you can see the impact the stress of being president can take on a man. president obama is considerably greyer now than in the portrait taken from his first term. >>> four years can take a toll on america's backyard as well. the national park service just spent $16 million to replace grass on the national mall that was trampled dump president obama's first inauguration. today, they're making sure their investment is well protected. news4 megan mcgrath is on the mall which is getting a a special protective layer. >> reporter: a sight the wug tonians are not familiar with. green, healthy grass on the national mall near the capitol. the result of a more than year-long project that cost millions of dollars and come monday, this new grass is going to get a serious workout with all of the people who are expected to come for the inauguration. while the u.s. park service wants to protec
. a lot of the natural resource extraction happens in tough neighborhoods. >> reporter: the obama administration offered its assistance in the rescue operation, but the algerian military refused the help. tara mergener for cbs news, the state department. >> france is confirming one of its citizens is among the dead. he was a former soldier working security at the site. >>> the presidential inaugural committee announced some major new acts that will perform at the official balls at the washington convention center. among the big names we got alicia keys, brad paisley, jennifer hudson and andrea mccarren got a behind the scenes look at preparations at one of the key venues in town. >> reporter: a herd of international media toured the convention center as workers transformed it into the backdrop for one of the world's largest parties. >> this is really a celebration of the american people and our country and an opportunity to show the world what a great nation we are and how our inaugurals are such great part of our democracy. >> reporter: three major events will be held at the co
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violence in the united states, president obama will announce an initiative tomorrow to include restrictions on guns and ammunition. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the administration proposals and on measures being discussed in several state legislatures. >> woodruff: plus we have two separate interviews about the gun debate, with delaware governor jack markell and national rifle association president david keene. >> brown: then, spencer michels asks california governor jerry brown if his fiscal turnaround-- from a $27 billion deficit to a balanced budget-- offers a lesson for the nation. . >> you have to make tough choices. you have to live within your means. that means you have to not do everything you want to but you also have to raise more money. >> woodruff: and ray suarez examines a surge in suicides by u.s. troops last year, far exceeding the number killed in combat in afghanistan. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> sailing through the he
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